SADC-GMI Completes the Groundwater Monitoring Project in the Greater Harare, Zimbabwe Area

SADC-GMI Completes the Groundwater Monitoring Project in the Greater Harare, Zimbabwe Area – 600 families benefit from three production boreholes Figure 1 – Southlands community fetching water at the newly installed production borehole. Groundwater is a finite resource. Greater Harare in Zimbabwe is highly dependent on groundwater with 28 000 registered boreholes and approximately 80%…

Expansion of National Groundwater Monitoring Network Project in Lesotho

SADC-GMI supports Expansion of National Groundwater Monitoring Network Project in Lesotho Figure 1: Site Meeting with representatives from Department of Water Affairs (DWA), SADC GMI and the Contractor at Ox Bow in Botha Bothe District during drilling of the 14th Boreholes. In the SADC region, groundwater resources are generally vital for drinking water supply, irrigation…

SADC-GMI implements the Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDEs) and Biodiversity in the Khakea/Bray Transboundary Aquifer

SADC-GMI implements the Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDEs) and Biodiversity in the Khakea/Bray Transboundary Aquifer Farai Dondofema Fyke net sampling fish populations (Photo taken by H. Dovorogwa) Groundwater plays an important role in sustaining below-ground and above-ground aquatic ecosystems. However, there is limited data that demonstrates the relationship between groundwater and Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDEs) to…

Tanzania turns to Kimbiji Aquifer System as a new source of water supply

Tanzania turns to Kimbiji Aquifer System as a new source of Water Supply Setting drilling rig for drilling a monitoring borehole at Mkamba Primary School , Mwasonga village. Mkamba Primary School is one of the local institutions benefiting from the project. The population of the city of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania is projected to…

Woman Engineer paves the way for groundwater access in Chongwe District, Zambia

Woman Engineer paves the way for groundwater access in Chongwe District, Zambia Eng. Beatrice Kanyamuna-Pole, Senior Hydrogeologist, in the Department of Water Resource Development, Zambia shares her journey as a woman contributing to the water sector. She speaks about her experiences as the only woman engineer in the field in the Groundwater Mapping and Wellfield…

Providing Access to Groundwater to the Chongwe Community: A Pilot Project in Zambia

Providing Access to Groundwater to the Chongwe Community: A Pilot Project in Zambia COVID-19 has set new rules for us—regular handwashing, wearing of masks, and frequent sanitization. All these have become the ‘new normal’ as we embrace physical distancing with the hope of preventing infections and protecting human health. During this pandemic, one thing is…

New Solar panels for the new project in Whunga

Rehabilitation of Dite and Whunga Community Water Supply Projects

Featured Image: New Solar Panels for the new project in Whunga As part of the Sustainable Groundwater Management in SADC Member States project funded by the World Bank,  SADC-GMI was mandated to use some of the funds to undertake a follow-up study of the seven pilot interventions in the Limpopo River Basin implemented under the…

SADC-GMI Commissions Water Supply Project in Chimbiya Village, Malawi

It was raining cats and dogs, but not even heavy rain could deter hundreds of local inhabitants including school children to come out and witness one of the historical moments in the community– the commissioning of the Chimbiya water supply project.The ceremony was also graced by the representatives from the national and local government, and…